College of Social Science Postgraduate Courses

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Advanced Clinical Practice - MSc

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (subject to revalidation) offers registered practitioners a flexible, bespoke, and student-centred programme of study that aims to meet their personal and professional development needs as they progress within their role towards advanced expert practice.


Clinical Teaching and Practice Education - PG Cert

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of those working in academic and practice settings to teach and support the learning of health care professional students. The programme has an applied focus, seeking to equip educators with both the knowledge and skills they need to perform their roles successfully.


Conflict and Disaster Law - LLM

Conflicts and disasters have affected, and will continue to affect, individuals, communities, states, regions, and continents around the world. According to the United Nations, more than two billion people have been affected by disasters and conflicts since the year 2000, destroying infrastructure, displacing populations, and fundamentally undermining human security.


Criminology - MPhil/PhD

An interdisciplinary subject, criminology draws on a range of perspectives relating to crime looking at sociology, psychology, and law, and as such provides new opportunities for scholarship and advanced research.


Criminology and Criminal Justice - MA

The MA Criminology and Criminal Justice challenges students to engage with contemporary issues faced by the criminal justice system from both a criminological and legal perspective.


Developmental Psychology - MSc

The MSc Developmental Psychology focuses on the social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, and is designed for graduates who want to expand their knowledge in several different areas of child development while also acquiring a specialism in this area.


Education - MA

The MA Education offers practising and aspiring educators the opportunity to learn, apply, and produce critical knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of Education, with the aim of enabling them to use this to inform and transform future educational practice, theory, policy, and institutions.


Education - PhD (Professional)

The PhD (Professional) Education is a doctoral research programme of equivalent standing to the traditional Doctor of Philosophy, with a focus on research and professional practice. The course is designed for current and future educators who wish to conduct original research relating to their professional context or area of educational practice, and aims to support the dissemination, development, and management of a range of professional practice and policy development.


Educational Research and Development - MPhil/PhD

This MPhil/PhD is a research qualification aimed at those who are, or aspire to be, senior academic or administrative leaders of primary, secondary, or tertiary educational institutions, or university lecturers and researchers.


Forensic Psychology - MSc

This MSc focuses on case formulation and the applied aspects of forensic psychology. There is an emphasis on working with different groups, including children/adolescents, violent or sexual offenders, and those with forensic mental health concerns.


Gender Studies - MA

The MA Gender Studies offers the opportunity to explore ideas of gender and gain knowledge of contemporary gender issues in a global context, at an advanced level.


Health and Social Care - MA by Research

This MA by Research degree provides an opportunity to develop advanced and specific knowledge in a particular field of study. Students have the freedom and flexibility to choose and develop their own subject area and the opportunity to enhance research and project management skills.


Health and Social Care - MSc by Research

This MSc by Research degree provides an opportunity to develop advanced and specific knowledge in a particular field of study. Students have the freedom and flexibility to choose and develop their own subject area, and the opportunity to enhance highly transferable research and project management skills.


Health and Social Care Research Opportunities - MPhil/PhD

The MPhil/PhD programme provides candidates with an opportunity to develop advanced and specific knowledge in a particular field of study. Students will have the freedom and flexibility to choose and develop their own subject area and enhance highly transferable research and project management skills.


International Corporate and Commercial Law - LLM

In today’s globalised world, the significance of national boundaries is diminishing and a comprehensive knowledge of the law governing international trade and commercial relationships is of critical importance.


International Law - LLM

The LLM International Law programme enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of the law in relation to key international subjects. Students are encouraged to consider the role of the law in international affairs and to develop a critical understanding of how the law affects all aspects of international activity, from trade and prosecuting crimes, to the use of force in international relations, human rights, and protecting the environment.


International Relations - MA

This degree is an interdisciplinary programme, drawing upon politics, economics, history, sociology, international law, geography and cultural studies to explore global issues such as conflict, global inequalities, sovereignty, and human rights.


International Relations - MPhil/PhD

The School of Social and Political Sciences benefits from an active research base ensuring that staff are involved in current debates and that you are made aware of relevant developments and issues.


Interprofessional Practice (Approved Mental Health Professional) - PG Cert

This programme aims to provide the opportunity to develop the knowledge, competences and values needed to carry out the specific duties of an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under current mental health legislation.


Law - MPhil/PhD

Research students are welcomed into a cross-disciplinary, collaborative academic community where they are encouraged to conduct research with the support of a dedicated supervisory team.


Nursing (Pre-registration - Adult) - MSc

The MSc Nursing (Pre-registration - Adult) course aims to prepare graduates for the complex, demanding, and rewarding area of adult nursing. The course provides those from a range of backgrounds with the opportunity to transfer their skills to become a registered nurse (adult).


Nursing (Pre-registration - Child) - MSc

Children's nurses are part of multidisciplinary teams that care for children of all ages. They play an essential role in assessing a child's needs and supporting children's families.


Nursing (Pre-registration - Mental Health) - MSc

Mental health nurses support patients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, and eating disorders. They work in a settings such as in hospitals or the community and help people manage their illness and improve their lives.


Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) - MSc

MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) is a science-based programme that is designed to prepare graduates to work in a variety of settings including health organisations, social care services, housing, education, voluntary organisations or as independent practitioners.


Physiotherapy (pre-registration) - MSc

Physiotherapy is a science-based health profession that takes a ‘whole person’ approach to promoting, improving, and maintaining wellbeing. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability throughout the life span by using a range of interventions such as movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.


Politics - MA

The MA Politics enables students to develop an advanced understanding of politics and policymaking across national and international settings. The course explores critical issues that drive the political process and examines the role of the state in the governance of society. It considers contemporary challenges, such as policy formulation and implementation in areas such as counter-terrorism, gender equality, and health. Together with tutors and peers, students are able to engage in important discussions about the future of representative democracy in Britain and globally.


Politics - MPhil/PhD

The active research base in the School ensures that Politics staff are involved in current debates and that students are made aware of new developments and issues in this exciting area. Each research student is supported by a programme of research training and by our staff.


Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Primary) - PGCE

Teaching professionals can play a pivotal role in the development of children and young people, inspiring them to learn and developing their knowledge and skills in preparation for their future.


Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary) - PGCE

Teaching professionals can play a pivotal role in the development of children and young people, inspiring them to learn and developing their knowledge and skills in preparation for their future.


Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing/Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing (Level 7, Level M) - PG Cert

The Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing/Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


Practice Portfolio in Health and Social Care - PhD

The PhD by Practice Portfolio provides a route for experienced health and social care practitioners, educators, and policy makers to achieve a Doctoral level qualification based on the contribution that they have made to their field of practice.


Psychological Research Methods - MSc

The MSc in Psychological Research Methods aims to give students a solid basis to evaluate and initiate research in Psychology, with an understanding of theory, different methodologies, and statistical techniques. The focus of this programme is on learning about applied research methods and techniques in different areas of Psychological research.


Psychology - DClinPsy

The DClinPsy Psychology at Lincoln is referred to as the Trent Programme, a multi-agency collaboration between Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, and the Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham.


Psychology - MSc by Research

MSc by Research students are able to conduct independent research into an area of psychology of their own choice and produce an extended thesis with guidance from two academic supervisors who have specialist knowledge of the subject area. Students can also receive training in research methods and have the opportunity to contribute to the School’s seminar series.


Psychology - Research Opportunities - MPhil/PhD

MPhil and PhD students are able to conduct independent research into an area of psychology of their choice and produce an extended thesis with guidance from two academic supervisors who have specialist knowledge of the subject area. Students can also receive training in research methods and have the opportunity to contribute to the School’s seminar series.


Social Policy - MPhil/PhD

Social Policy is concerned with the causes of social problems and what local and national governments attempt to do about them. Areas of interest at the School of Social and Political Sciences include poverty and social exclusion, homelessness policy, education, and family policy.


Social Sciences - MPhil/PhD

Postgraduate research in the School of Social and Political Sciences is informed by the expertise of its team of academics, who have long-standing links to industry, government, research organisations, and the voluntary sector.


Social Work - MSc

The programme aims to develop reflective and competent social work practitioners who can practise safely, effectively and confidently in complex environments. The School of Health and Social Care has been validated by The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) to deliver the MSc Social Work as a postgraduate professional award in Social Care.


Social Work Advanced Professional Practice - MSc

This advanced programme aims to support social workers in their professional development and upon completion provides a Master’s-level qualification, as recommended by the Social Work Reform Board.


Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies - MPhil/PhD

The School of Sport and Exercise Science offers a wide range of research degree opportunities across various disciplines within sport and exercise science and sports studies, drawing on the specialist research interests of members of our staff. Registration for the MPhil/PhD or PhD allows you to devise and pursue a chosen topic of enquiry under the supervision of staff with expertise in that area.


Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies - MSc by Research

This MSc by Research is designed to meet the career needs and personal aspirations of students with a particular interest in sport and exercise science.


Sport Science - MSc

With an emphasis on applied theory, practical work, and community engagement, this programme aims to provide students with a multidisciplinary understanding of sport science with an option to specialise in a particular area.


Sports Therapy - MSc

Lincoln’s MSc Sports Therapy aims to prepare students for applying sports science knowledge and principles to the assessment and treatment of injuries within a sporting context. The programme has been developed in collaboration with The Society of Sports Therapists, an accrediting regulatory body for Sports Therapy programmes.


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